Introducing new featured artist #nowplaying @atlwebradio it's @YT_thaDON premiering the new hit single "im never" ft cassidy
yt tha don
JaVante Simmons, known as YT thaDON. Orignally from Columbia, SC. Entered into music in 2011 in college, where "CLoud9" was founded. Split up, then i started to venture off and find my own way and sound. And moved to upstate New York where i started working on my craft and trying to network and enter into contest. Also while doing so, i began a group, pushing to start my own label "Str8Drop Rec," currently have 4 to 5 artist under me. With doing that, i moved away to Hawaii and continued my music and still developing my sound, while still keeping hold of the other artist. Music is what makes my world go round.
Bo staxx’s mother and father immigrated to to the states at a young age to ensure their children would have a more promising life.
Staxx and both of his brothers were born and raised in the Pebble Creek projects of Austin Texas. Having to face trials and tribulations and being under the financial burden, Staxx’s parents decided to divorce. His mother sought out Fort Worth for a new start with her boys. Staxx adapted to the street life to help his family survive. Staxx’s lyrically relives his risky endeavors and experiences through his music. Along the way Staxx has built a team made up of street gurus and enlightened artists. New Ceza from Detroit is the producer that creates the polished rhythmic sound within the team. Pad100 from Panama, The 100th God and Young Re’y from Fort Worth, and SirThe3rd from Dallas are all brothers on the same movement.
Compass Entertainment Group is a Production/Management Company that was founded in 2004, by CEO Parrish McGhee, a songwriter, consultant, and RIAA certified Platinum producer. Parrish was born in Aurora, Illinois, a city southwest of Chicago.
With a tight grasp on his dream of making a positive and powerful impact in the music industry, he has managed to hone his skills of producing, rapping, singing and promoting. It has been a long journey of hardships and ups and downs, but he never given up hope in his pursuit of securing a recording contract and/or a distribution deal for his label.
Having rubbed elbows with top notch and much respected industry executives such as producers, songwriters and artists, he soon realized that though difficult, he too would be able to one day reach platinum level success.
Highly regarded as a talented producer, McGhee is currently assisting long time friend,R&B sensation Carl Thomas, with his upcoming musical project and JT Nouns, Compass Entertainment Group rap artist. Carl is featured on JT’s soon to be released single, Holding On, which was produced by McGhee and RaShann DJ Rek Chambliss who has produced for tracks for Dj Quik, Young Jeezy, Dwele’, E40, Juelz Santanna, Bun B, Ray J, Lil Playy, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, WC, C-Bo just to name a few. Carl Thomas and Miykal Snoddy are two notable artists that McGhee has worked with who admire his ability to produce phenomenal music.
introducing south african featured artist @atlwebradio nakedi and his new hit single "your the one for me" #NOWPLAYING
Hailing out of the South Africa , Nakedi has been blazing fresh jams for over ten years. With this new delivery "Your the one for me" we see his production style and vocal delivery at another level.
Nakedi, an RnB artist who hails from Pretoria South Africa, is a singer and songwriter new on the scene with a lot of fresh tracks up his sleeve. His love for music was kindled at a young age of 14 when he started to write and perform songs on stage. When this love for music solidified, he started taking weekend piano lessons with jazz musicians to explore different avenues of the arts.
When the opportunity came to study a music degree, he decided to rather follow a computer science major to become a computer programmer and go the corporate route. The passion for music never died but stayed alive like a torch in the dark.
Treamann "ready yet"
My name is Treamann and I had a rough upbringing and been through the corrupt system of the state. I started rapping at 12. Before I know it. I was writing raps all the time and did my first recording in 2012. I am looking forward to where my music will take me.
Mel Gates from Coney Island's projects in Brooklyn, New York releases new smash hot single "Hood Chuuurch" Lil Yachty & Kodak Black Diss! Anyone walking down the streets of Coney Island's projects in Brooklyn, New York has experienced the rap phenomenon of none other than - Mel Gates. Mel Gates, born on January 6th, got involved in the rap game at the age of 16 years old while serving a two to six year prison sentence in some of the more infamous prisons in the state of New York. A broken home, no father figure, drug addict mother, and high school drop out, are all too familiar life battles to Mel. After leaving home at the tender age of thirteen to become a slave to the mean streets of New York City. Mel began hustling to make ends meet and support the broken family he left behind. While serving his six-year prison sentence, Mel began to turn his life around. He enrolled in a GED preparatory class that resulted in him earning his GED. But Mel would not stop there, he also began dabbling with words and makeshift beats. Soon he was battling his fellow inmates and earned the name, Mel Gates.
Email: Lee @ TeamGates@Yahoo.com
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JLC, the multi talented artist who's legal name is Jermaine Clarkson is originally from Fort Worth Texas but now resides in the Dallas Texas area and is making moves with his new Single “I Be On It”. With his unique style he is making his imprint in the rap game building his brand A.A.G. RECORDS where he is the founder and CEO of this Independent Label that is on the rise along with his distribution agreement with SUGO Music Group. And not to mention the inspirational single “Kingdom People” that was released in 2015 from ALL AROUND GOSPEL RECORDS before he abbreviated and file for an DBA, A.A.G. RECORDS to make it not only for gospel rap or christian, but also for hip hop, rap and r&b and other genres of music being JLC is a multi genre artist. JLC also manages and develop artist in which he is currently managing a local artist who name is Deon Anderson who calls himself LiL D who JLC has featured him on numerous tracks to bring some awareness to the artist LiL D, JLC is featured on Da Hip Hop Place at http://www.dahiphopplace.com/looking-up-with-jlc/, https://exposedvocals.com/features/turn-up-jlc/ , Hot97.com, rapordie.com, beastmode.com, thisis50.com, rudeboymagazine.com and many more. He also has air play on Hits93.com, Kiss104.7 in Alabama, Desertstormradio.com, EAE radio in the Florida and California markets and featured on DJ Verbal Klint mixtape on desertstorm radio with show performances for Denverroe Music, FinnEntertainment and performed at other venues in the DFW area and has upcoming scheduled performances in other states. You can find out more of what JLC has been up to at www.allaroundaag.com. JLC can be found on twitter @allaroundaag, @jlcaagrecords on Instaram, https://www.facebook.com/AAGRECORDS, as well as www.allaroundaag.com.
For booking info contact A.A.G. RECORDS 405-708-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oneil Dippozit Richards
Oneil Dippozit Richards is a musical talent like none you've heard in a long time if ever, his music is described as thought provoking and for varied reasons. An artist that speaks as he's inspired and not based on the slang of the moment. A Singer/songwriter, script & screenwriter, producer and Director of over a dozen theatre productions. Born in Kingston Jamaica and raised in Newport District in the Parish of St Mary by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs Daley. From an early age, storytelling was a part of the fabric and DNA of Richards, something that was encouraged and supported by his grandparents along with all the other talents and skills he naturally displayed. They would remind him constantly that manners is the most important tool a man could possess for life’s journey “mannas cyar yuh tru di wurl” Mama would say to him, a lesson Richards hope to leave after his time has come and gone. “I shall stand” is Richards’ first official release, the title track from is upcoming album of the same name.
Contact Number: 1 (876) 832-8990
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Buy Music: @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-shall-stand/id1181764000
Listen @ https://soundcloud.com/oneil-dippozit-richards
Babikee: an American Hip-Hop artist, born in Riviera Beach, Florida, began writing and performing Hip-hop music at the age of 13. Early inspirations included DMX, Michael Jackson, and Tupac Shakur. Fueled by catchy concepts, larger than life visuals, and unique elite wordplay, Babikee has been in Atlanta, Ga releasing underground hits since the age of twenty.
Babikee most recently released "The Experience" album in 2016 which unleashed street bangers "Grhymey" , "Lipstick", "Free Game", and several others. In 2016 Babikee released the controversial street record "Fireworks"
Listen to "THE EXPERIENCE" on SOUNDCLOUD
Babikee has opened in live performances on shows and tours for 2 Chainz, Boosie Badazz, Young Dro, and several others. Currently Babikee is featured in several videos on Youtube.com and has brand new visuals in the making that will be releasing all 2017 long. Babikee is currently releasing the new single this spring entitled "UP IN THERE" which is promising to be a chart topper across the US. Before 2017 ends he will be dropping the much anticipated "Fuck The Original Version" Vol. 2 mixtape and it will include his unorthodox style of true southern Hip-Hop music.
A graduate of Sousa Jr. High and Anacostia Sr. High Schools, in the District of Columbia, Mal "Curtis" Johnson is a native Washingtonian who was born under the sign. of Gemini and has been playing music since the age of fifteen. He is presently a member of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Inc. (CBSS). Professionally known as "Curtis Johnson," he managed the "Symbolic Fun k Band , performed with "Skip Mahoney and the Casuals," "The Dynamic Corvettes," "The Nation Time Band," "The Black K nights," and the award winning group "The One Band." Curtis has been a member of the "Soul Searchers" organization since their recording of the national hit tune "Bustin Loose" and was instrumental in structuring the corporate entity of Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Inc. for whom he currently serves in the position of Acting President. His contributions to the current hit tune "We Need Some Money" include ·both lyrics and music. Prior contributions to the Soul Searchers include the idea and concept for the songs "Game Seven" and I Gotcha Now." Barkays1 Conf unction , Instant Funk, The Jacksons, Evelyn (Champaign} King, The Valentine Bros., Mandrill, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelics, Patti Labelle, War, Radio, -and The Commodores. Soul Train, Soap Factory Disco , and Disco Phonic Scene, Jump Street ( W ETA-TV).
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/curtisjohnsonandthebande2 ( I got you Baby, under my skin )
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/curtisjohnsonandtheetern2( The Christmas Song)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/curtisjohnson4( Da Boody Drop)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/curtisjohnsonandtheetern3( Run-in Around Town)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/curtisjohnson3 (Hit me with the one two)
I'm from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
I used to be a cocktail pianist with Carnival Cruise Lines.
The experience was life changing.
I've played in bands, co-produced hip-hop beats and written a comedy television pilot.
A few artists that I enjoy are Michael Jackson, Arianna Grande, Avicci and Usher.
I try and learn from what I hear.
I'm influenced by classical piano, top 40 radio and personal experience.
My philosophy is to always enjoy life.
I follow track and field and the NFL.
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Max Mason is an artist from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The music Mason creates can be best described as "trap wave" due to his ability to mix street content with melodic sounds and harmonies. He notes Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye West as his biggest musical inspirations.
Listen To Max Mason @ AtlWebRadio.com, https://soundcloud.com/maxmasonsound
Follow Max Mason @ https://twitter.com/therealmaxmason, https://www.facebook.com/Max-Mason-951088968335041/?fref=ts, https://www.instagram.com/therealmaxmason/
For Booking contact @ email@example.com, or http://www.weareppe.com/max-mason.
It didn’t take Dwen long at all to go from the young kid writing poetry in high-school to the young man that now raps professionally with confidence today. Based out of South Florida, Dwen first experienced success with the release of his mix-tape, The Rough Draft, and confirmation came from fans and critics alike as the people listened and couldn’t get enough of the vibrant, dynamic big-beats & precision-rhymes. Dwen took the support and love for his music coming from around the globe as inspiration to continually push his career towards the next level.
And he did just that. Through hard-work, determination and the effort it takes to be the best, Dwen dominated with a huge online presence to support his music and began to get the crowd on his side through performing electrifying live-shows & events. Recording new mix-tapes, new hit-singles, getting radio-play and consistently contacted to be booked all over town – Dwen continued to outshine & outwork the rest of the rappers in the game by keeping his own sharp, driven, and completely on-point.
Currently refining and putting the finishing touches on his new EP entitled Through The Eyes Of A Rare Breed – Dwen is set to release the new EP in February 2017. With lead-singles “One Mo’ Drank” and “Riding High” already creating a buzz with critics in behind the scenes – the official word on the street is that Through The Eyes Of A Rare Breed has the best music we’ve heard from Dwen to-date. Inspired by the growing response to his style/sound, the man has reached entirely new achievements in his own creativity – Dwen is ready to bring his 100% and make his mark in the history of music.
Singles -Review One Mo'Drank & Ridin' High
Lawrence Martin "Luv" originated in Baton Rouge, La on
February 19, 1984. As a child, my mother "Sandra" called me a lover boy because I basically was well mannered as a child, so I grew into Luv..
I spent majority of my life incarcerated for distribution but educated myself mentally, physically ,and spirally, while there. I’ve always had a passion for music ,but it was never my time cause I knew I had to live first and get my business together to proceed success.... I recorded my first song "Winn" in my own studio March 2016 completed mixtape on all original beats in April 2016.
I contacted David G in May 2016, to tell the world they need Luv. I'm a 4-time loser so I believe that anything is possible and life is what you make of it. Some say I was born for greatness. today I agree. I know my place in life so I play my passion, I'm non-denomination, but I've studied them all are majority ...Str8 Drop Entertainment has been My label sense 2016, Str8 Drop is basically good product and good product sales itself...
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
(e) - Cutie_davis@yahoo.com
(p) - 225.316.9863
Title: "100" (feat. Blac Youngsta)
Label: Str8 Drop Allstars
Musical Influences: Scarface, Mary J. Blige, Yo Gotti
Similar Artists: Duke Luv, Blac Youngster, Nussie
Performing Rights Society: BMI
Years of Experience: 1
- Performs single "100" with CMG artist, Blac Youngsta.
Skypp (pronounced Skip), hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. As a young emcee he has already made noise with his weekly series called SKYPP SATURDAYS where he freestyles over popular hip-hop/rap songs. Additionally his recent EP called HUMILITY charted as high #29 on the indie acts chart of iTunes. His previous singles "Somebody Better Tell 'Em", "Unsung Heroes" and "No Shame" all received some radio, fan and media support. His lyrics are totally clean and usually very thought evoking as he flows from a deep place with poignant thoughts.
His favorite music is r&b even though he is an emcee. His recent single, "Horns & Halos" delivers a powerful message that probes the good and bad in all of us. The cutting edge music video done in 360 technology is in a league all by itself.
His new abum JAFFE is a ten track project that has production by ZeroThaComposer, Mondo Geez, Geechie and Sincere Tha Truth. Skypp also enlisted r&b songstress Lee'A Ro on a few songs and r&b group Endure on one track. Many consider the JAFFE album his finest work to date.
In August ventured to Portland, Oregon where he performed for the West Coast Hip Hop Awards and received the Most Promising New Artist Award.
His brand new single "Bottled Water" and it is making noise nationally and internationally. Already the young emcee has appeared on shows with: Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Mystikal, Floetry, Toni Braxton, Yo Gotti and Anthony Hamilton to name a few.
Twitter and Instagram: @skypp317
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Kirk Cornelius Brown, stage name Dandexx, was born on the 14th of April, 1976 in the Parish of Kingston. Music was something he had in him as far back as 1993 while he worked as a baker. In his free time he would write lyrics, but decided to take a break from his day job to perfect his art. He writes his own music and is versatile in both styles of Reggae and Dancehall. In 1997, Dandexx appeared at Pier One in Montego Bay. After this, he went on to do a host of other shows island wide. He recorded songs such as ‘More Than One Gal’, ‘Gun to Mi Forehead’ and ‘Nash Good’ at Mixing Lab Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. He also recorded ‘Mi Family’ and ‘Hold Yu Head High’ for Di Next Generation Production WC, which got major airplay on Irie FM and several other radio stations throughout Jamaica. He was part of the Ready Fi Bus Crew managed by Louise Frazer Bennett until she passed away. After that, he joined up with Ras Carey and King Kazoo to form a group called Music Knowledge. They performed at Champions in Action at Portmore and Sting The Greatest One Night Show in Jamaica, Rebel Salute, and a host of other shows. In 2000, Music Knowledge recorded their first group song ‘Love Rastafari’ for Di Next generation Production WC. They teamed up with Michael Reid (Gogan Production), a producer, and recorded three songs for him: ‘Don’t You Worry’, ‘Better Days’ and ‘Life Is’. That same year, they performed at Bob Marley’s birthday bash in Trench Town. They teamed up with Dean Frazer and recorded five songs: ‘Stop the Gun Shot’, ‘My Culture’, ‘It’s Only Love’, ‘Government’ and ‘Wi A Di Fyah’. They also recorded songs for other producers like Scubbi: ‘Life’ and Leonard Brown, one of the group members, who helped to record ‘In Love With Me’. These songs were released in U.S.A. and other countries. Dandexx has done voice over for ‘Wiser Man’ at Grafton Studios (Jamaica) for Mikey Bennett. In 2004 Dandexx recorded an education song for the youths with Jack Raddicks, Ghost, Goofey and other well known artists for Mikey Bennett. He also recorded songs with Junior Menzies of Ethiop Production. Dandexx went back to being a solo artist and continues to work with Di Next Generation Production WC based out of Los Angeles, CA which he started in Jamaica along with his brother and Producer/Road Manager, Wayne Brown, aka Bigga Wealth. He has performed across the country in such places as Portland, ME; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ and other cities. He has also performed at The Roxy and House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. He has now recorded three albums. ‘2 Roads’ and ‘Soft Answer’ mastered at Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica and ‘Proverb’ recorded at the legendary Westlake Studios in Hollywood, California and TMP Studios in Santa Monica, California. He is currently working on his 4th album with collaboration with popular artists worldwide. His break out single from his ‘Soft Answer’ album is entitled ‘Confident’ which created a great impact in Jamaica. It is being played on Sirius XM Satellite Radio “The Joint” and Music Choice’s “Reggae Channel”. This artist, who is shaping out to be the next big name, has appeared on several cable programs, including stations such as Allied Cable Vision, Real T.V., Yard Beat, CVM, Irie T.V., Music Plus, TVJ, Hype TV, BOJ TV (his video ‘Confident’ tops the charts in Jamaica TV stations), TV JA and Parallel Music (Pasadena, California). He is receiving airplays worldwide on AM/FM radio stations, satellite radio and internet radios. His albums are distributed through Di Next Generation Production WC through all major digital stores worldwide. Dandexx is now committed to fully promoting his music that he describes as ‘positive’ and ‘influential’.
Booking/Management info is:
Mandy Kay (323) 901-3890, email@example.com
Di Next Generation Production WC
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I'm BRANDON aka BLIZZY BOE they call me the original Joker because I was born on April 1st California is my original home Bay Area to be exact I grew up in Oakland. my interest in music was through listening to my uncles and their friends rapping and making beats my grandfather was a Blues singer and a musician so I guess music is just in my blood! I am also part Nigerian (my father) so I guess you would say I also inherited my love for music from him.
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For Booking Call 5102998233 or send an email to Blizzyboe6200@gmail.com
My mother said to me …”If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the pope. Instead, I was a painter, and became picasso.” -Pablo Picasso
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Tony Starxx is an independent Artist/Producer/Songwriter/Engineer out of Atlanta, Ga. He was introduced into music at the age of 17 while attending North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga, and has been in love with it ever since. He initially started with just music production for local acts and quickly moved to working with artists out of Ga. Eventually down the road he got the desire to rap and write. He considers himself limitless in the arena of music so he has no set genre in which he likes to create in. He constantly states that his fans shouldn't get use to one sound because he will constantly keep pushing his level of creativity. You can learn more about Tony Starxx through his social networks and to be apart of his story.
Booking email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: Ig - @mrstarxx
Twitter - @mrstarxx
Soundcloud - @mrstarxx
Facebook - @mrstarxx
Come take a journey with Lottyhanz hailing from Vallejo, CA as he paints a lyrical picture of the more urban side of the streets with years of experience in graffiti, MMA, and as well as overall music production. Credentials pertain to working closely with artists from the Bay Area such as Troublemaker, Silly, and the production group The Cheffz.
Lottyhanz has over 10+ years of hands on experience in the music industry such as beat production, recording, mixing, mastering, and overall audio engineering. His biggest influences in his music are graffiti, and his mixed martial arts background.
Aside from music, Lottyhanz is a graffiti writer who made a name for himself in the graff game. In addition to this, Lottyhanz has 7+ Years in the fight business. His lyrical content, delivery and flow alongside with his funky, aggressive beats foreshadow the battles he’s been through in the cage, on the mats, and in the streets. Tune in and give Lottyhanz a listen, and let him take you on a lyrical journey nobody has been through before!
I am Samuel Lavon, I have been recording now for 5 years. Currently living in Austin, TX, but I'm originally from Statesboro, GA. I have been singing all my life. Growing up my parents would play nothing but R&B music. My dad was a huge Barry White and Isley brothers fan. My mom always wanted me to sing for everybody all the time even when I didn't want to. About 5 years ago, I met with a songwriter named McKelly Lajaunski, who is also a singer making moves out here, he wrote my first song ever. He allowed me to meet one of the greatest producers that I have ever worked with by the name of Kris Keyz who gave me first opportunity to record anything, back then I had no idea what was I was doing, LOL! But with the help of McKelly and Kris Keyz, they both guided me through it to make me better. I'm doing all this to inspire someone else to go after their dreams even when you have people around you telling you, you can't do something. As long as you never give up the opportunity will eventually permit itself for the right people.
Distinguished by his smooth vocal style and alluring confidence, James R is a singer, songwriter with a multifaceted talent lending itself to the captivating sounds of the Hip Hop and R&B we hear today. Armed with an unmatched style, this Brooklyn bred artist is another notch on NYC’s roster of sought artists. James’ music is a combination of street-savvy roughness with a soulful appeal of confidence, that serves as a personal expression of the artist as an individual. Street wise, impenetrable before challenges and graced with handsome good looks that have the ladies saying ‘Hello James R.’.
In 2007 James was among the chosen few to represent Sean John’s "Faces of the Future" campaign, launching his face and name to the world. That campaign initiative inspired James to pursue his passion head on bringing about the release of his first project in 2011 called Revelation, an expression of the artist’s struggles and love for beautiful women around the world. The album was a reflection of James’ actualization as a rising artist.
James has opened shows for well known rappers like Juelz Santana and has worked with the likes of Maino, Remo the hitmaker and many more. His latest project features collaborations with Maino, Jim Jones, & now Dave East and others to be named. His new hit single, "Gotta go get it" & his New single is currently making waves through radio stations like Power 105.1, Hot 97 and garnering the attention of millions with features on esteemed publications The Source, Yo! Raps, & All Hip Hop to name a few Hot 97.com In Flex We Trust.com and many other sites and blogs.
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/smoketowns-knave
Twitter - Eastside_Knave
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/smoketownknave
Instagram - Instagramdeeznutz
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Knave was born and raised in Louisville,Kentucky on the east side part of town in the Smoketown neighborhood, begin doing music at the young age of 7 and as he grew older he seen his brother and cousin doing they music thing on a more serious note and wanted to follow in they footsteps so he took a more serious approach with his music in the 6th grade and since then haven't slow down. His motivation to keep going is his son,mother, nephews and nieces and also the fact that he's not bout to let a gift and talent that God gave him to let people hear what he got to say go to waste. Knave loves all his supporters and anybody who have ever pushed him to go harder. He doesn't play any instruments, he does edit some of his own videos and knows a little about the recording engineer world.
He didn't have no real major life changes to make him take music more serious, just got a feeling deep down this is what he was put here to do, spread my voice. Father passed when he was 5 from a heart attack, he found his body, his mother passed when he was 27 from heart attack, she passed while talking to him. The name Ricky Tyson came from the former NFL player Ricky Williams and the legendary boxer Mike Tyson (just combined the names), after listening to different interviews from both athletes he heard certain clips he feel related to his life, (that's the snippets you hear on the mixtape the Ricky Tyson Tape). Dj Swift is a producer from Atlanta that Smoketown Knave ran across on Youtube looking for producers outside of his in house producer Fate)